Pressotherapy

Pressotherapy intermittent pneumatic compression pump

Intermitted pneumatic compression is a device with air chambers which is used to treat oedemas of the upper and lower limbs. The pump has the shape of a boot or sleeve with air chambers that are inflated and deflated cyclically, causing an increase in the pressure from the periphery to the centre, thus aiming to improve venous and lymphatic circulation.

The intermittent pneumatic compression device may be part of a treatment for the following:

  • oedema of the upper and lower limbs
  • venous insufficiency
  • lower limbs ulcers
  • fluid retention in the lower and upper limbs
  • mastectomies
  • fractures or after operation of the upper and lower limbs
  • arthroplasty
  • ankle sprain
  • soft tissues injuries (muscular contusion)